Tackling Bullying 


The GAA became the country’s first sporting organisation to launch a national anti-bullying campaign with the unveiling of the GAA Tackling Bullying Programme in March 2013. 

GAA Tackling Bullying is a new training resource that the GAA developed in response to a growing awareness of the impact of bullying in society and particularly in sport. 

The programme consists of a two-hour training workshop suitable for Coaches, Parents, Players and other Club personnel and also includes a range of publicity materials for Clubs. 

The two-hour programme may be run in tandem and complimentary to any other educational and or community anti-bullying initiatives and is suitable for delivery at both adult and under age levels. 

In recognition of the serious difficulties that bullying presents in sports organisations, this resource will be presented by the GAA to the Irish Sports Council so as to enable them facilitate other sports organisations who may wish to see the programme delivered in their own sports organisations. 

Download a GAA Tackling Bullying Poster (English Version) below.
Íoslodáil GAA Ag Dul i nGleic le Bulaíocht thíos (Irish Version of poster). 

Please find a list below of GAA Tackling Bullying Tutors, and their contact details; 

County  Tackling Bullying Tutor  Email  Contact Number 
Antrim  Tommy Lismore  07548901339 
Antrim  Padraic McKenna  07731111875 
Armagh  Aileen Matthews  07795650126 
Armagh  Martin Kelly  07753515721 
Ulster Camogie  Kathleen Woods  07713652911 
Connacht Camogie  Marie O’Brien   
Cork  Irene Hogan  087 6548928 
Cork  Mairéad Ní Mhaoileoin  086 3418541 
Cork  John Quirke  087 6611911 
Cork  Michael Byrne  086 8282979 
Derry  Ashleen Mc Caul  07812850372 
Donegal  James Keaney  086 3062093 
Down  Seamus Ennis  079 9341455 
Down  Paddy Hardy  07845993906 
Dublin  Sue Lillis  086 3957141 
Dublin  Susan Kavanagh  086 1029055 
Dublin  Cyril Kevlihan  087 6886845 
Dublin  Willie Braine  086 0266506 
Kerry  Bernie Reen  087 2020143 
Kerry  Tom Kennedy  086 1033667 
Kerry  Stephen O’Sullivan  087 9490883 
Kerry  Colette Murphy  086 6043067 
Kildare  Pat McEvoy  087 2340065 
Kildare  Pauline McBride  087 7779608 
Kildare  Roberta Farrell  087 7695463 
Armagh  Lucy Groom  07816205393 
Leitrim  Mark Heslin  086 3607370 
Limerick  Brian Kelly  087 2563135 
Louth  Tom Flynn  0870601871 
Mayo  Denis O’Boyle  087 2210881 
Meath  John McHale  087 7550932 
Monaghan  Noel Duffy  086 1931933 
Roscommon  Michael Carroll  086 8597859 
Roscommon  Oliver Donagher  087 2981462 
Leitrim  Matt Gaffey   
Sligo  Eamonn Mullen  087 2218486 
Tyrone  Kathryn Anderson  07909006255 
Tyrone  Adrian Nugent  07717732011 
Ulster  Kathy Kelly  02837521900 
Ulster  Bernie Fox  02837521900 
Ulster  Shaun Doherty  087 7711195 
Waterford  John Quinn  087 7656158 
Waterford  Liam Cheasty  087 2325990 
Wexford  Dermot Howlin  086 8134507 

For further information on the GAA Tackling Bullying Programme, please contact the National Children’s Office by emailing or by phone (01) 8658600